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File #: 21-12    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/13/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 1/19/2021 Final action:
Title: A Resolution to Define Net Zero for the Town of Carrboro Buildings. PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Town Council to adopt a definition, including a metric and boundary, for the term "Net Zero Buildings" for the Town of Carrboro.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution Net Zero Definition, 2. Attachment B - EAB Net Zero Recommendation 1-11-21, 3. Attachment C - Town of Carrboro Net Zero Definitions 11-23-2020
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A Resolution to Define Net Zero for the Town of Carrboro Buildings.       

PURPOSE:     The purpose of this item is for the Town Council to adopt a definition, including a metric and boundary, for the term “Net Zero Buildings” for the Town of Carrboro.   

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DEPARTMENT:     Public Works and Planning 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:    Ben Schmadeke, 919-918-7424, bschmadeke@townofcarrboro.org <mailto:bschmadeke@townofcarrboro.org>; Joe Guckavan, 919-918-7427, jguckavan@townofcarrboro.org <mailto:jguckavan@townofcarrboro.org>; Laura Janway, 919-918-7342, ljanway@townofcarrboro.org <mailto:ljanway@townofcarrboro.org>     

 

INFORMATION:    The Town Council and Environmental Advisory Board have received information on Net Zero options for Town of Carrboro Buildings, hereinafter referred to as “Net Zero Buildings,” and have discussed the implications of each option and have come to an agreement on which definition to adopt.  Staff is planning on presenting to the Council proposed building improvements this Spring.  Proposed improvements will include discussion on Net Zero Buildings strategies as well as ways of limiting greenhouse gas emissions in construction materials and the construction process.    

 

FISCAL & STAFF IMPACT:      There is no Fiscal or Staff impact related to the adoption of this resolution.     

 

RECOMMENDATION:     It is recommended that the Council approve the attached resolution.